Contact: Paul Preuss
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Caption: A fireball produced in a black-hole collision or by the collapse of a gigantic star can form jets in which protons and heavier nuclei are accelerated and shock waves produce a burst of gamma rays. The fireball model also predicts the creation of very high energy neutrinos, which ought to be detectable shortly after the gamma-ray burst becomes visible from Earth.
Credit: Image by Dana Berry/NASA
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